High country river
The poet uses onomatopoeia in the poem. They use the onomatopoeia to create the sound and image of the water and boulders moving and grinding against each other. This gives the reader a more exact view into what the writer was seeing or hearing. The overall effect on the poem the creation of images in the readers head as the poem goes on.
The poet uses a simile in the poem to create understanding and image for the reader. The technique has the effect of creating an image in the readers head of a yellow apple the shade of a sunset. The overall effect is that it brightens the poem.